Judith Turkson-Baidoo, autistic woman and fine art graduate
Black History Month celebrates the enormous contribution Black Britons have made to society. This is an important time to highlight black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) autistic people’s stories – and the double discrimination so many face trying to get the right support and services. With this in mind, we caught up Judith Turkson-Baidoo, autistic woman and Fine Art graduate. Judith currently works for a charity that provides educational support for children and young people. We chatted to Judith about her experiences as a black autistic woman and what Black History Month and the Black Lives Matter movement means to her. Judith also shared her diagnosis story, responding to being told ‘you don’t look autistic’, and why being weird is a wonderful thing!